Looking for quick spring table decor ideas? Here are easy and simple ways to get your table decorated for spring in a pinch with the prettiest tulip centerpiece idea.

Can you believe how quickly spring arrived this year?

It seemed like we never really had winter because January and February had the mildest weather here in New Jersey. March had a few bouts with snow and there were some cold snaps in there, but overall, not the coldest winter!

So now that it’s officially spring?

I’m all about it.

And with spring comes all of the beautiful holidays too. Easter, Passover, Mother’s Day, and any other special occasion you can throw in between.

If you love the look of a beautifully decorated table but want to avoid the work, this post is for you!

Whether you are hosting a holiday or decorating your home for spring, here are a few quick and easy table decor ideas to try.

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Quick and Easy Spring Tablescape Ideas

I don’t know about you, but with the arrival of spring gardening weather, I’d rather be outside in the garden instead of inside decorating my home. But what if you are hosting a gathering and want to set a simple but beautifully decorated table?

I got you.

Here are some quick and easy table decorating ideas for spring that you can do in 10 minutes or less.

  • Place a vase of fresh spring flowers, such as daffodils or tulips, in the center of the table.
  • Fill mason jars with fresh flowers and place them along the center of the table or at each place setting.
  • Use a bright and colorful table runner to add a pop of color to the table. Neutrals are always look beautiful too.
  • Use colorful or organic textured napkin rings or other spring decor to add a touch of spring to your table setting.
  • Place a few slices of fresh lemon in a clear vase with water and add some flowers for a fresh and vibrant centerpiece.
  • Create spring-inspired place cards using flower or butterfly cutouts and attach them to your napkin rings.
  • Fill a clear vase with Easter eggs for a fun and festive centerpiece.
  • Fill a clear bowl with lemons, limes, and oranges for a bright and colorful centerpiece.
  • Use cozy candles to add a soft and warm glow to the table.
  • Add some greenery and/or flowers to the center of the table for a natural and fresh springtime look.
easter flowers on table decorated for spring with pink tulips and crystal chandelier
spring centerpiece and table decorations ideas with daffodils from the garden for Easter

10-Minute Quick Spring Table Decor Ideas

For this month’s supper club, I wanted to create a table that would be quick and easy for anyone to do. No fancy centerpiece designs, no frills, just the basics and make it look pretty.

Here’s how to pull a simple spring tablescape together in under 10 minutes.

Easy Spring Centerpiece Idea for the Dining Table

Before I pull a table together, I always create the centerpiece first. If I don’t have anything fresh on hand, I’ll grab a bunch of faux flowers to help make it look pretty.

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To keep this simple, I used 4 bunches of grocery store tulips, snipped the ends on a 45-degree angle, and dropped them in a simple glass vase that I had laying around.

Sounds easy enough right?

In case you want more simple spring centerpiece ideas, check out this post. And if you want some faux flower centerpiece ideas, you’ll want to read this post too.

close up of easter flowers table centerpiece with fresh cut pink tulips

Simple Spring Table Decorating Ideas

Break out your fine china, ironstone, jadeite, or whatever you have on hand to set the table. Don’t be afraid to use the good stuff either. Each day is special so treat yourself and use your favorite things.

Hopefully, you’ve acquired an array of chargers and table linens by now. But if not you can stock up on supplies here.

Next, get everything out that you think you’ll use and set a timer cause this table is setting quickly!

Start with your favorite tablecloth and/or table runner, then add your simple centerpiece. For this table, I used a beautiful linen tablecloth and napkins.

Grab your favorite charger. I love these cedar branch placemats. They can be used year-round for any season. If you like to entertain and haven’t bought them yet, trust me…you want them.

spring table decor ideas with fresh cut tulips in glass vase with crystal chandelier, black china cabinet and hutch, lenox dinnerware and birds nests at each placesetiing.

Place your chargers at each table setting, then add your dinner and salad plates. I usually grab my Lenox from my wedding or the set my grandmother gave me.

I like to use a folded linen napkin in between the dishes to break them up but there are no hard and fast rules here. You can toss them on the plate in a napkin ring just as easily.

Grab some wine and water goblets. And set each place with a knife, fork, and spoon.

I love to group them in these pretty cutlery pouches to keep them nice and neat. Plus the pouches add some texture to the table and I think they are adorable.

I topped my table settings off with a cute bird’s nest. But you can use a mason jar of fresh-cut flowers, a small flowering branch, other spring decor, or a linen napkin in a ring too.

Sounds easy enough right?

spring table decor idea with fresh cut tulip flowers centerpiece in glass vase and tablesettings with cedar branch placemats, lenox, linen napkin, birds nest and cutlery pouches.
easter table with pink tulips and crystal chandlier.

The Secret to Designing a Table in 10 Minutes

The key to having the ability to set a gorgeous table in minutes is stocking up on table decor supplies that you’ll use over and over again.

I bought 12 of those cedar branch placemats and haven’t regretted that purchase yet. Because they are incorporated in so many of my table designs throughout the year. If you want to get them too, they sell out quickly and sometimes don’t stock up for a while, so when you see them, grab them.

It’s a good idea to buy some neutral table linens and if there’s a specific color you’re drawn to, then buy that one too. But I’ve found I gravitate to the neutrals over and over again. So I think it’s worth investing in those items.

You don’t have to go out and buy fancy dinnerware if you don’t have it. Use what you have and design a table around it. You can dress anything up or down.

I have beautiful Lenox from my wedding and my Grandmother that I use regularly for dinner parties and holidays. Both of Lenox patterns are neutral so they compliment almost any look.

easter flowers on table decorated for spring with crystal chandelier and pink tulips

More Spring Table Decorating Ideas

How do you like to decorate your spring table? Do you have any quick decorating tips to share? I would love to know more in the comments below.

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Next up in this month’s supper club, is my good friend Jennifer from Cottage on Bunker Hill.

Wait Until You See These Spring Table Decorating Ideas from My Supper Club

One of the best parts about supper club is seeing all the great inspiration my friends come up with and tasting some of their amazing dishes.

Wait until you see these gorgeous spring decorating ideas for the table.

Looking for More Supper Club Ideas?

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Whether you are in a supper club or just want some dinner party theme inspiration, check out the themes we’ve hosted before.

And click here if you want to learn how to organize and host your own supper club. They are so fun to do and provide a great reason to gather regularly with family and friends.

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Spring Fling Supper Club

We’ve been having a great time with our supper club and this month we are celebrating all things new with a spring salad bar fling.

Whether you are hosting family or friends during the spring season, we are sharing lots of pretty spring table centerpiece and decorating ideas with a coordinating menu.

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We recently moved to a beautiful 1850 farmhouse with 10 acres of gardens, sculptures, and statues.

I’ve been gardening for over 20 years and enjoy helping beginner gardeners find their inner green thumb, as well as discover a love for all things plants and flowers. I love to bring the outdoors inside my home too.

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14 Comments

  1. Stacy
    Your table setting looks amazing. I love how cozy it feels. Those candlesticks are stunning!

  2. Love love love the gorgeous tulip centerpiece, Stacy. But those daffodils on the other tablescape are super pretty too. Pinned both! 🙂

  3. Your table is so pretty, Stacy. I love the beautiful pink tulips! And I love how quick and simple it is to set.

  4. Such a beautiful table Stacy! I love the cute birds nest on each plate and the gorgeous flower arrangement.

  5. I thought the tulips were my favorite Stacy, but then I saw the Mason jars filled with daffodils at each place setting and I fell in love. You always have so many great ideas for tablescapes.